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Minnesota's new helmets

Minnesota traded their maroon sparkled helmet for a matte style look for the 2012 season.

The school has released close up pics of the changes to the helmet for the past week or so, but today the players got a first hand look, and they seem to be pretty happy with the changes.

Video: Runaway golf cart

Spring Dekaney head coach Willie Amendola had just wrapped up the Texas 5A state championship against Cibolo Steele and went to midfield for an interview.

As he was talking to a reporter, a runaway golf cart came barreling through the crowd. The video below tells the rest of the story.

Luckily, there were minor injuries, and the exact cause of how the golf cart got rolling on its own is unknown.

Sonny Dykes and Gary Patterson

Sonny Dykes and Louisiana Tech struggled early in the season, starting 1 - 4 before rattling off 7 straight take the WAC title and finishing 8 - 4. On Wednesday, Louisiana Tech will take on Gary Patterson and TCU in the San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.

Dykes and Patterson have known each other for many years, dating back to when Dykes was the receivers coach at Texas Tech and Patterson was beginning to turn around the TCU program.

Last December Patterson invited Dykes to visit campus as the Horned Frogs were preparing for the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin. Dykes took the opportunity to study how Patterson ran his program behind the scenes and use that to help them improve on their 5 - 7 record in his first season as the head coach at Tech.

"The thing I wanted to do was evaluate the way they practiced, watch the way other people practice, and the way the coaches interact with each other, and how the players interact with the coaches" Dykes said.

Louisiana Tech and TCU will kickoff Wednesday at 8 on ESPN.

Mark Hudspeth

Mark Hudspeth and his Ragin' Cajuns finished off a very nice season on Saturday. Louisiana Lafayette lead for most of the game, but needed a 50 yard field goal as time expired to beat San Diego State in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns racked up an impressive 568 yards of total offense, with nearly 500 coming through the air.

With the win, the Ragin' Cajuns finish up 9-4 with their 4 losses all coming on the road against Oklahoma State, Arizona, Western Kentucky and Arkansas State. Hudspeth's team was picked by most to finish at or near the bottom of the Sun Belt. 

The victory marked the first bowl win in decades for Louisiana Lafayette football. Congratulations to Coach Hudspeth and the rest of the staff on a big program win.

Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football on tonight, and then we'll have at least one game the rest of the week, except Friday.

All times are eastern.

NFL:

Pittsburgh at San Francisco - 8:30 - ESPN 

College:

No games.

High School:

No games.


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